One on One

April 12 to June 29, 2014

The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition series to be installed annually in our Mardell G Reynolds Gallery space. One on One will be curated each year by an emerging Aboriginal curator. This individual will select an emerging Canadian Aboriginal artist with whom s/he is interested in working. The resulting exhibition will be accompanied by a web-based publication. It is intended that both the curator and artist will be on hand for the installation and opening of the exhibition.

This year Winnipeg-based independent curator Jenny Western has selected artist Kenneth Lavallee to work with in producing an exhibition here. Lavallee is a painter, also living and working in Winnipeg. Lavallee will be working on a new body of work for this exhibition/installation. He and Western have been speaking together of their Man and Nature exhibition title, using the bygone term “man” ironically, in reference to the culture of the mid-twentieth century.

Please note that the dates of the show will span the annual National Aboriginal Day of June 21. Gallery admission will be free that day.

Opening reception
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7 to 9 pm
The curator and artist will talk at 7 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.